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1 Page 1© Crown copyright 2004 ENSEMBLES CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT Adrian Broad EU Manager, Met Office

2 Page 2© Crown copyright 2004 Const Agreement: Basics 1 Article 1: Definitions Article 2: Purpose Article 3: Scope of the Project Article 4: Organisational structure Article 5: Contractors obligations for the implementation of the EC Contract Article 6: Change to the Consortium Article 7: Consortium Resources Article 8: Liability/Insurance Article 9: Intellectual property Rights Article 10: Miscellaneous Provisions

3 Page 3© Crown copyright 2004 Const Agreement: Basics 2 Annex 1: List of Consortium Members Annex 2: The Project (Exec Summary) Annex 3: Description of Work (DoW): Annex 1 to Core Contract Annex 4: First Budget/Allocation of EC Contribution: Sections 9.3 and 9.4 of DoW Annex 5: EC Contract: Copy to be distributed to all partners Annex 6: List of Research Theme Co-ordinators (EMB): Section 7 of the DoW Annex 7: Code of Conduct for Publications

4 Page 4© Crown copyright 2004 CA: Organisational Structure Article 4.1.1: Management Board The EMB will be chaired by the Co-ordinator (Met Office), and is the Consortiums decision making and arbitration body. The EMB is composed of all RT Co-ordinators (2 per RT). An EC nominated representative (normally the Project Officer) and the joint Co-ordinator of PRISM are entitled to attend EMB meetings as advisors.

5 Page 5© Crown copyright 2004 CA: Pre-Existing Know-How Article and 9.3 The Co-ordinator maintains, publicises and updates a register of PEKH which individual contractors will make available to other contractors during the project. Current register: Bristol University (Partner 9) MPI Hamburg (Partner 10) Oxford University (Partner 70)

6 Page 6© Crown copyright 2004 CA: Intellectual property Rights Article 9 1. Each contractor is required to give due credit to the ENSEMBLES project. 2. The purpose of the project is to create a body of knowledge. Key EC regulations: Open dissemination of non-commercially exploitable information whilst safeguarding IPR. Protection of knowledge where it is capable of industrial or commercial exploitation.

7 Page 7© Crown copyright 2004 CA: Audit Costs Article 5.3 IPs are required to provide annual audit certificates for all partners funded during that 12 month period. (If no EC funding during a 12 month period then there is no requirement to provide a certificate.) All Contractors have mutually agreed that: Annual audit certification costs shall be borne by each contractor, and will not qualify against the limit of expenditure which can be recovered as a management expense within the EC grant.

8 Page 8© Crown copyright 2004 CA and Core Contract Article 14 of the EC Core Contract: The following Annexes form an integral part of the Contract: Annex I: DoW Annex II: EC General Conditions Annex III: EC specific provisions related to IPs EC retention of `ultimate authority: The provisions of Annex III shall take precedence over the provisions of Annex II, and both shall take precedence over the provisions of Annex I (including the Consortium Agreement )


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